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New Year's Eve, 1950. n
Winning the second and third lottery licences and delivering long-term sales growth.
Being the only woman among 399 men at a dinner hosted by the British Handtool Manufacturers Association, where the opening welcome was: \"Lady and Gentlemen – yes, we have a lady...\"
Making Britain a better place by maximising returns to Good Causes. So far, National Lottery players have helped to raise more than £21 billion to do just that.
Long hours and being a public face always on show – but that goes with the territory.
Just work really hard and be honest. And if you don't make it on the list that way first time, there's always next year.
I can't choose any one person because there are so many heroines that I admire: Cilla Snowball for her warmth, her honesty and her charm. Rita Clifton for her elegance, her sheer intellect and her leadership. Lyndy Payne for being a person who nurtures and encourages.
I would travel and take with me all those wonderful books and DVDs that I have promised myself for years I would take time to enjoy.
What you see is what you get.
I would be taller. The downside of being 5ft is being squeezed into the back corner of a lift that is full and not getting any oxygen.
It depends where I am. I love radio with a passion. Newspapers, of course, because I can read them when I'm on the go – and I love TV news in the evening. And I admit I am a great EastEnders fan – always a topic of conversation with my daughter, Jo.
I do not have a favourite, but John Lewis and Harvey Nichols are great – and I love LK Bennett and Hobbs.
That I was 5ft 3ins
My PA, Linda, who I was so lucky to find. Six-and-a-half years together – she's far more useful than any laptop or BlackBerry, and considerably more fun to be with too.
A big clubber – professional memberships, not night-time raves – Thompson is one of the most high-profile faces in marketing. She will still be basking in the success of Camelot's retention of the National Lottery licence last year and preparing for its renewal in 2009.